Bearings keep the drinks flowing

By changing to NSK Molded-Oil mounted unit inserts, a drinks producer has overcome repeated problems of premature insert failures on the drive system of four sorting conveyors, improving their service life.

At the beverage plant, cleaning processes comprising a mix of water and chemicals were destroying the bearing seals and washing out the grease pack on the company’s existing mounted units.

As a result, the inserts within the mounted units had to be replaced every 5 to 6 months, and re-greased every 3 weeks.